Michigan Hockey head coach Red Berenson announced at the program's awards banquet on Sunday his plans to return for the 2016-17 season, which will be his 33rd in Ann Arbor.
Confirmed at end of year awards. "I had a conversation with Warde Manuel and I'm here today to say this will not be my last hockey banquet"— Justin Meyer (@Justinfmeyer) April 3, 2016
Berenson's status has been up in the air throughout the season with speculations that he may retire at the end of the year.
His contract with the university expired at the end of this season, which ended last weekend in a loss to North Dakota in the NCAA tournament.
Athletic Director Warde Manuel spoke about Berenson's pending decision on Friday, declaring that he was hoping he would decide to return.
"I think Red is doing a tremendous job and personally I hope he stays," Manuel said. "But as I continue to have conversations with him I leave it for him to go through the process. But I think with him as our head coach the hockey program is in great hands."
Berenson is 835-407-89 (.661 winning percentage) in his career at Michigan and has won national titles in Ann Arbor in 1996 and 1998.